Mexico, Brazil and Chile will see new or expanded healthcare logistics capability
UPS used a ribbon-cutting at Cuautitlan Izcalli (near Mexico City; pictured) to herald its expansion there, as well as new capacity in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Santiago, Chile. Collectively, the three facilities add nearly 180,000 sq. ft. of dedicated, multiclient healthcare logistics space, and add to the global network of more than 40 such UPS Healthcare Logistics facilities worldwide.
"Latin America represents a strong growth opportunity for healthcare companies and providers who rely on UPS's network of dedicated facilities, air freight, and safety and compliance expertise to support their business goals," said John Menna, UPS vice president, Global Healthcare Strategy. The company says that the UPS network now reaches 70% of total healthcare consumption in the region. It also notes that the Santiago facility is near manufacturing "for many healthcare multinational corporations," suggesting that both outbound and inbound logistics will be handled from there.